Western Sydney Wanderers have come down hard on their active supporter group Red and Black Bloc after their display of an inappropriate banner in the Sydney Derby. 

A statement released on the A-League website states that CCTV footage has identified 14 individuals who took part in ‘concealing, assembling and displaying’ the banner on Saturday night. Western Sydney are set to come down hard on the perpetrators with a ban that could see them absent from games for 18 months.

The banned fans will also be required to take part in a social inclusion program before returning to matches.

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“Following a thorough review of the incident on Saturday night including review of CCTV footage at the venue and examination of those involved and how they both concealed the banner’s entry into the venue, its construction within the bay and display during the match we have acted to remove them from our Club,” said Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas. 

“As a Club we have had enough and have put the entire group on notice. While the vast majority of the RBB are exceptional in their support and actions for this Club we must remove all those who see themselves as bigger than the Club they support.”